Plainsboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,884 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 84th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Plainsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainsboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainsboro who work in computer science and math (21.73%), management occupations (19.30%), and business and financial occupations (8.97%).
Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Plainsboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Plainsboro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Plainsboro is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Plainsboro area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Plainsboro, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Plainsboro is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 79.05% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2018 was $58,159, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $232,636 for a family of four.
Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Plainsboro's cultural character, accounting for 53.28% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.